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Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 10. Active Directory Federation Services

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is Microsoft’s identity federation solution. Identity federation allows identification, authorization, and authentication to occur across organizational boundaries. When a federated trust is established, users are able to use their local credentials to access resources hosted by another organization. When configured properly, federation also enables users to access resources hosted in the cloud. Although it’s possible to configure full forest or domain trust relationships when users in one organization need to use their credentials to access resources in another organization, these trust relationships are often more comprehensive than is necessary. AD ...

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